Facial recognition in airport

July 2021 steps were taken towards better facial recognition in Swedish airports, for better verification of correct identity for users of travel documents in connection with border control and passport control.

The Swedish Police is working to make the border control safer and easier with Smart Borders. The purpose is to verify correct identity for holders of travel documents in connection with border control and passport control. 

Swedish Police will take a new facial photo at the border control and compare it with the image in your passport. This will be done to correctly verify the identity of the holder of the travel document. The image will be deleted once you have passed through the border control. 

Your rights

As a data subject you have several rights against the controller, including the right to request from the controller access to or erasure or limiting of your personal data as well as object to the processing of your data. You also have a right to complain to the data protection agency www.imy.se and may contact the Police Authority´s Data Protection Officer at dataskyddsombud@polisen.se

Your personal data will be processed according to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the act on Personal Data of Aliens (SFS 2016:27). The processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a task that carried out in the public interest. Data will only be used during the border control process and will not be transferred to or revealed for other parties.